About Personal Alternative Funeral Services
Our mission at Personal Alternative® Funeral Services is to provide service with dignity, dedication, and respect for all people in their time of need. To bring some comfort to an otherwise difficult experience by offering each and every person care, compassion and choice.
You can be sure that we are ready to assist you in your time of need
Whether you select a modest service or custom ceremony to celebrate the life of your loved one, you can be sure that we are ready to assist you in your time of need. Since 1998, the professional and caring staff at Personal Alternative® Funeral Services have been carrying out the personal wishes of families in our community - the people who are our neighbors and friends.
Personal Alternative® Funeral Services is proud to support many charitable organizations, we donate all proceeds from the sale of certain items to charity; please review the charities page to help out a local charity.
We recycle and use earth friendly practices
We are dedicated to sustaining the environment. We have many eco friendly cremation and burial options for our families to choose from and will make a donation to the charity of your choice in your loved one's name when an earth friendly cremation or burial package is selected. If unsure of a charity, we have a list of many deserving local charities. We recycle and use earth friendly practices. We are a member of Puget Sound Energy's Green Power, we secure renewable energy equal to the amount of electricity we use. The Green Power program supports independent renewable energy projects - including wind, solar and biomass - located right here in the Pacific Northwest. When delayed viewing is requested we have greener embalming options, these state of the art embalming chemicals are made without formaldehyde and reduce the impact on the environment. We are also members of agreenerfuneral.org.
Being a green eco friendly funeral home is more than just words. It requires actions.
Our Investment in a Cleaner Future
We are proud to have added the most eco friendly removal vehicle available to our automotive fleet. The majority of our clients are transported in our efficient 2013 Mercedes Benz Blue Tech Diesel Van. Our new Sprinter is the best commercial vehicle in the segment and mirrors our pursuit of excellence. It is the cheapest van? No. But it's ability to efficiently transport decedents is unmatched by any other vehicle. It allows us to safely transport 4 persons per trip, as opposed to only 2 persons trip, greatly reducing our mileage and our impact on the environment. Using any other vehicle is not green.
Change and innovation are essential to enhancing our customers experience and employees work life.
We encourage and recognize change and innovation. Change and innovation are essential to enhancing our customers experience and employees work life. We encourage new solutions and embrace new opportunities. We show our urns, caskets, vaults, flowers, and all other merchandise in HD pictures on our Ipad computers. This innovation reduces our overhead, keeps our prices affordable and improves the experience of our families. Our website gives our families the option to make all arrangements in the comfort of their homes. When requested one of our experienced and creative arrangers can come to your home to arrange a simple direct cremation, full traditional funeral with burial or one of our personalized Serving You... Personally Life Celebration Events. Families are also invited to make arrangements in our welcoming office.
As a family owned and operated funeral home establishment, we are proud of the quality service, experience and personal attention we devote to every family we are honored to serve. We are owned by Ian & Shannon Murray. Ian came into the funeral profession from his experience as a hospice volunteer and Shannon is a proud alumni of Seattle University.